Since January 2019, HIQA as the competent authority for regulating medical exposure to ionising radiation in Ireland, receives incident notifications of significant events arising from accidental or unintended medical exposures. As part of its role, HIQA is responsible for sharing lessons learned from significant events. While a significant event is unwanted, reporting is a key demonstrator of a positive patient safety culture. Reporting is important, not only to ensure an undertaking is compliant but because it improves general patient safety in a service and can minimise the probability of future preventative events occurring.
Frequently Asked Questions for questionnaire/survey
About the HIQA self assessment questionnaire (SAQ) for dental services providing medical exposure to ionising radiation and diagnostic reference level survey for fluoroscopy and interventional radiology and cardiology services.